1. Kansas Dad and I spent the weekend away from home and the kids. My mother and mother-in-law held down the fort, fed the kids and ferried First Daughter to and from her soccer game.
2. For the first time this year, First Son's weather graph for math showed more cool days than warm ones.
3. Kansas Dad and I had two nights without feeding anyone else, making a meal or washing any dishes.
4. My new dryer chirps when the cycle is finished. It makes me foolishly happy.
5. For two days, Kansas Dad and I didn't have to hear anyone say, "What else is there to eat?"
6. Our Fly Trap experiment failed to attract any fruit flies. I know I should be disappointed that the kids have missed out on an exciting observation opportunity, but I'm just happy to learn my kitchen does not harbor a fruit fly population.
7. Did I mention Kansas Dad and I had a lovely weekend all to ourselves full of good food, a museum of art and a luxurious hotel?